Recipes

Local, seasonal, simple, and healthy recipes.

Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Posted by on May 18, 2013 | 3 comments

Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Last weekend, we grilled up some beef short ribs, Korean galbi style.  On the side, we also grilled some sugar snap peas, okra, and mushrooms.  A peanut sauce accompanied the snap peas, while I tossed the mushrooms and okra in two chili dressings.

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Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 | 4 comments

Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

This Lunar or Chinese New Year, we attempted to make as much of our Chinese meal from scratch as possible.  In reality, depending on who you ask, it wasn’t a traditional menu.  There were no whole steamed fish or chicken, abalone slices on vegetables , dried oysters stewed with hair-like seaweed, or any of those typical Chinese New Year dishes that we grew to love (or despise) as kids.  We did, however, tried to keep it Chinese-y.

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Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 | 2 comments

Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

I posted a photo on Instagram earlier and did not expect the overwhelming number of recipe requests.  I shouldn’t be surprised, as lo bak go (蘿蔔糕) is a well loved dim sum item.  Moreover, it’s a Chinese New Year staple.

Savoury meat-studded steamed cakes (e.g. made with radish or taro root) and dessert steamed cakes (e.g. red bean, water chestnut, sticky brown sugar coconut) represent optimism towards a more prosperous year.  (“Cake” in Chinese is homonymic with “rising up”).

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How to Sous Vide a Turkey for Thanksgiving or the Holidays

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 | 2 comments

How to Sous Vide a Turkey for Thanksgiving or the Holidays

Even though I am away from Vancouver, I made it a point to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this year.  For one, the thought of seeing all the celebratory food that my friends were enjoying back home would have been too much to bear. 

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5 Best Mexican Cocktail Recipes from La Condesa Austin’s Happy Hour

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 | 2 comments

5 Best Mexican Cocktail Recipes from La Condesa Austin’s Happy Hour

I perk up like a puppy that hears the mailman approaching when my husband texts me 2 simple words:
“Happy Hour?”

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Wildebeest Restaurant in Vancouver and their Horseradish Sour Cocktail Recipe

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Wildebeest Restaurant in Vancouver and their Horseradish Sour Cocktail Recipe

I came, I ate, I conquered.

I spent an entire month in Vancouver

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